Preview: Ligue 2 – Week 9

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We are nearly one quarter of the way through the Ligue 2 season, but the table is not looking how anyone would have expected. Dijon are good for their first place, but Bourg-en-Bresse and Creteil have surprised some by taking up places in the top five. In contrast, big names like Auxerre, Sochaux and Lens find themselves at the wrong end […]

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Faiz Selemani: Niort Look to Third Division for Another Star


Chamois Niortais have had a tough start to their Ligue 2 campaign: after losing Yoann Barbet to Brentford and long-standing captain Mouhamadou Diaw to Auxerre in pre-season, the Poitou-Charentes side have gone five league matches without a win. The woes of supporters and players were compounded last week when standout players Florian Martin and Kévin Malcuit left the club to […]

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Ligue 2 Preview: Week Four


Going into the fourth week of Ligue 2 action and we have a three-way tie at the top. AS Nancy, FC Metz and US Creteil all have seven points, but something has to break as the latter two do battle at the Stade Dominique Duvauchelle on Friday night. That gives Nancy a chance to gain an early advantage when they […]

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Chamois Niortais: 2015/16 Ligue 2 Preview

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Coach: Regis Brouard Stadium: Stade René Gaillard Last Season: 11th in Ligue 2 DEFENCE Niort have one of the best GKs in Ligue 2. Paul Delecroix has been an extremely consistent performer for a couple of years now and it’s a surprise to me that a Ligue 1 team or a bigger L2 outfit haven’t made a move for him. His all-round […]

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Coupe de France Preview – US Concarneau v Chamois Niortais

After impressing last season by finishing fifth place in Ligue 2’s overall standings, Chamois Niortais have had a somewhat more complicated 2014/15 league campaign. The departures of both their influential defender Nicolas Pallois and their free-scoring loanee Emiliano Sala to Girondins de Bordeaux has had a marked impact on Régis Brouard’s side, with inconsistency being Les Niortais’ main hindrance when […]

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Ligue 2 Preview: 2014/15


Ligue 2 kicks off on Friday night and it is set to be a very exciting and unpredictable season. Our resident Ligue 2 expert Steve Wyss brings you up to date with all the summer goings on, and looks at the contenders up and down the table. Promotion contenders When mentioning promotion contenders, the first place to start has to […]

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Ligue 2 Promotion Race Set for Five Star Finish


Things are heating up nicely in the race for promotion from Ligue 2 to Ligue 1. With one team having already sealed their place in France’s elite for the 2014-2015 season, several others are trying their best to win the opportunity to test themselves at a higher level. That team which has already been promoted is FC Metz. They have […]

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Coupe de France: CA Bastia v Niort

These two teams actually met less than a fortnight ago in the Ligue, and on that occasion Niort travelled to Corsica and claimed an emphatic 3-0 away win, in a very impressive victory for Les Chamois. Of course, it was a success which many people expected to happen anyway, simply because CA Bastia have been so bad this season. It’s […]

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